In cooking class this evening, we made Seafood Newburg—a very tasty dish packed with delicious scallops, rock lobster, and shrimp. (And loads of cream!) I love the way it looked, smelled, and tasted.
However, there’s one result I wasn’t so crazy about—my stinky seafood hands.
You see, I have an hour’s drive home after class and that meant I was stuck in an enclosed space with mitts that smelled like the floor of a fish market. I got the driver’s seat as far back from the steering wheel as I could. It didn’t help. Even the enjoyment of my halfway-home caramel macchiato from Starbucks was ruined.
When I got home, I was finally able to get my hands on some stainless steel. Actually, it was more like getting some stainless steel on my hands.
Have you heard of this? Any time you get something smelly on your hands, like garlic or fish sauce, just grab a hunk of stainless steel (like a kitchen knife—but be careful!). Rub it all over your hands under running water. SS has an amazing ability to absorb nasty odours. As I type this, about 90% of the fish stink is gone.
Go ahead, try it. Your hands—and those in your immediate vicinity—will thank you.